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zenith house

October 2014

Imaginative building projects revitalise neighbourhoods. They set challenges and need partners to think creatively and pull together to find the right answers.

Zenith House - a £47 million regeneration in Colindale, North West London - comprises mansion blocks, mews houses and a six-pronged 18-storey tower designed to look like a sheaf of arrows. It also has commercial space, and parking for more than 500 cars and bikes.

Not your average design, but one that breathes new life into the corner of Colindeep Lane and Edgware Road.

It looks amazing now - yet at one stage the project was in danger of stalling when architects, developers and planners could not agree how to replicate the terracotta finish specified in the design. Then Taylor Maxwell got involved...